I happen to like the idea behind this show, and I'm looking forward to seeing what Joss can come up with now. :)
My comment has nothing to do with the idea behind Joss's show, and everything to do with the fact that it's being made for Fox. You know...... the network that likes to smother fledgling shows in their cribs?... the network that refused to promote or support Firefly in any meaningful way?... the network that cancelled Drive, Wonderfalls, and Tru Calling?... the network that Joss said he would NEVER again work for, after how they treated Firefly?Yeah, THAT network.
7 episode commitment. He knows what he's doing.
Huh. The main character's named Echo. Yeeeeah, I think they're going to need to change that, given that she's a character that can do anything based on how she's been programmed, which isn't too far off from the Echo from Marvel that can do anything she's seen.
I have the feeling Fox buys these shows just to keep them from other channels, much like is done with scripts. Maybe pretending to hope the show will run in order to seal deals with producers.Just an idea.
Fox, for Joss Whedon I think, is like that crazy ex girlfriend that you know is trouble, but you keep going back to her because the, well, something was good. You're not quite sure what, and every time you finish with her again, you've got this awful feeling of self-loathing for going back. I think Joss is under the misapprehension that if he keeps going back to Fox, eventually he'll strike gold again and have a show that runs for 10 years with spinoff novels, toys, a movie deal, and a comic book tie-in. Sadly, I don't think he'll ever learn. On a related note, have you read his Astonishing X-Men? I kinda knew there was a part of his brain missing for a while due to that.
Hey, his last major show with Fox got a movie, huge DVD sales, a miniseries, and a huge cult following. Maybe he just wants to make a movie again.